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Marcie’s Top 10 “Must Read” Black History Books

30 Aug

I absolutely love reading Black history books. I feel like an Educated Negro even though I have not read half the books that have been written. Anyway, allow me to share some of the more popular Black history books. I have only read half of these books, but I can’t wait to get to the rest.  If you just have to read one book on this list, read The Mis-Education of the Negro. I promise you, this will be the best education from a book you can get. I love Carter G.!

Enjoy the list.

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  1. The Mis-Education of the Negro – Carter G. Woodson
  2. Brainwashed – Tom Burrell
  3. When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America – Paula Giddings
  4. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
  5. The Soul of Black Folks – W.E.B. DuBois
  6. Anything by Frederick Douglass
  7. An Autobiography of Black Chicago – Dempsey Travis
  8. Black Metropolis: A Study of Negro Life in a Northern City – St. Clair Drake and Horace R. Clayton
  9. Manchild in the Promise Land – Claude Brown
  10. The Spook who Sat by the Door – Sam Greenlee

What are some of your favorite Black history books?